Summertime

It’s been a while but Art of The Mixtape is back in action with a mixtape for these good old summer days whether its lying on a beach, grilling dinner, or just relaxing in your own home, these grooves should put you in the perfect mood for the summer months.  This mixtape features classics from artists like George Harrison, Bruce Springsteen, Warren Zevon, Little Feat, Bob Marley, and Miles Davis, as well as some artists you may not have heard of. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the tunes.

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A Very Belated New Music Sunday vol 4- Dappled Cities, Girls, Monsters of Folk, Tea Leaf Green, Umphrey’s McGee

sorry everybody working with a free blog there are some limitations and that includes how much space i can host music online but hopefully thats not an issue anymore.anywho

Dappled Cities-

This Australian band features a good Strokes meets Coldplay vibe but with enough instrumental experimentation to be their own and they have a new album out thats worth checking out, unlike Yoko Ono’s latest attempt at singing.

Answer is Zero

Fire Fire Fire

Slow For Me, My Island

Girls-

Featuring one of the most descriptive band names ever, as well as one of the most alliterative album names ever (Album).  Girls is alot more complex than their simple names portray.  Easing into a psychedelic rock meets indie mode the lead singer is easily comparable to Elvis Costello and Buddy Holly in his timbre and the melodies they make are either sometimes downright catchy, or downright intriguing, definitely a band worth keeping an eye on. And despite the strange song names, they are quite easy to get into.

Ghost Mouth

Hellhole Retrace

Summertime

Monsters of Folk-

This band doesn’t need anymore accolades, in fact its already full of them.  Some people are saying its the new CSNY, others the new Traveling Wilburys, and everybody seems to think they’re a damn good band.  Featuring harmonies that are worthy of their former comparisons, Monsters of Folk is a group comprised of Jim James (My Morning Jacket), M. Ward (She & Him) and Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes).  Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.) is worth the price of the album itself, a great piece featuring each vocalist by himself then the overall group with a great lush background.

Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)

Temazcal

Tea Leaf Green-

I haven’t always been the biggest fan of Jam bands but TLG is worthy of praise, especially when as a jam band they can break down their songs into acoustic sets with smaller audiences.  The harmonica and bass interplay on this song is sublime and I’d be damned if I don’t hear shades of Jerry Garcia all over this guys voice

Let Us Go

Umphrey’s McGee-

Simply the most fantastic funktastic jam I’ve ever heard about everybodys favorite malt liquor beverage.  Hell Marvin Gaye couldn’t make it sound sexier if he tried, its a little strange in the beginning, but the rest of the song is worth it.

40’s Theme